The objective is to install Spotify on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Spotify from the official Spotify repository
  • How to install Spotify using snap
  • How to start Spotify
Spotify on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux
Spotify on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install Spotify on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

Install Spotify using Snap



  1. Install the Spotify application by using snap command:
    $ sudo snap install spotify
    


  2. Use Activity menu to search and launch Spotify
    Use Activity menu to search and launch Spotify
    Alternatively, start Spotify from the command line:
    $ spotify
    

Install Spotify from the official Spotify repository


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  1. Import Spotify signing key and add the official Spotify repository:
    $ wget -O- https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
    $ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free"
    
  2. use the apt command to install Spotify application:
    $ sudo apt install spotify-client
    


  3. Use Activity menu to search and launch Spotify
    Use Activity menu to search and launch Spotify
    Alternatively, start Spotify from the command line:
    $ spotify
    
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